We all need to take a break from the daily grind to recharge our batteries. Let’s be real, young children have their beautiful moments but they can also leave you feeling completely exhausted and overwhelmed. I’ve been there…
Chasing my daughter around the house mid-winter trying to put her pyjamas on, to her screaming “BUT I’M NOT COLD!”
Bribing her to put her seat belt on by giving her my phone so she can watch the cartoons.
Tears before bedtime because I asked her to clean her teeth.
Actually, all of these happened today … true story!
Looking after yourself is not only good for your physical, emotional and mental well-being, but it’s as important for your interactions with family, colleagues and friends, so you can keep your cool amidst the crazy times.
Here are some of my favourite hacks to get you started:
Morning routine – I actually love mornings, so does my 3 year old! We have now incorporated a routine where she has her breakfast and 20-30 minutes of screen time while I write in my journal, setting my intention and my goals for the day, then I do some stretches. It’s normally around this time though that she jumps on my back and it’s mummy-daughter play time before we get ready for work and school.
Daily affirmations – Positive self-talk can really help boost confidence and reduce stress. I like to have my affirmations printed out by my bedside and at my desk and I read them out loud throughout the day when I need a pep-talk.
Energise – I really notice a difference in my productivity levels and I am a lot happier after a morning workout. So, 3 times a week I set my alarm for 5am and get myself to a spin or pilates class. Incorporating some fitness into your daily routine will not only help with your mindset and your energy but it’s something you can enjoy just for you. Choose something you really love – is it cycling, walking, ocean swimming, jumping on the kids trampoline? Even a short lunch time workout can help you feel more energised and revitalised.
Schedule a fun activity – It’s the classic ‘if it’s not in the diary it doesn’t happen’. Try setting aside some time each week for a fun activity. What did you enjoy pre-baby? For me it was Saturday bottomless brunches with my girlfriends! Or, maybe this is your chance to learn something completely new. Spanish, guitar, surfing or even pole dancing.
Rest – Ok, this is pretty much impossible when you have a newborn or your household is struck down with gastro (thank you daycare). But for all the other times when things are going “somewhat smooth”, share the load, take the nap, ask for help, get a babysitter, get a cleaner, book that extra day at daycare. Whatever you need to do to just stop and take a moment for yourself, do it! Stop feeling like you have to do it all, it’s ok to recharge.
Find your tribe – Friendship with other mums is super important for your mental well-being. Having a support network and a community to share knowledge, laughs and even tears, makes us feel connected. Have you tried the Peanut app, (it’s like Tinder but for mums)? Having moved states recently I’ve found it a godsend to meet other likeminded mums in my area.
Explore the different ways I can assist you. Your epic life is waiting. Let’s get started on your next chapter together.
Copyright @ 2023 Sarah Veronica Coaching | All rights reserved | Website by www.sparklecreativestudio.com
Helping high-achieving women who have lost their spark to reconnect with their passion and purpose, so they can feel truly happy and fulfilled every single day.
Thank you for your message. I will be in touch shortly.